Selected Papers from the Conference Prosthetic Connection 2021

A special issue of Prosthesis (ISSN 2673-1592).

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Department of General Surgery and Surgical-Medical Specialties, University of Catania, Via S. Sofia 78, 95124 Catania, Italy
Interests: prosthesis; prosthodontics; material sciences; oral surgery; tissue engineering; biomaterials
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Department of General Surgery and Medical-Surgery Specialities, University of Catania, 95100 Catania, CT, Italy
Interests: oral surgery; maxillofacial surgery; rehabilitation; biomaterials
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Prosthetic Connection congress is scheduled in Catania from 30 September to 2 October 2021 at the Four Points by Sheraton Catania Hotel and Conference Center.

Established two years ago as the result of the desire to organize a congress that could welcome some of the best Italian prosthetists in Catania, “Prosthetic Connection” became a biennial event aiming to gather the attention of all countries in the Mediterranean.

The congress is aimed at dentists, dental technicians, and university students who will have the opportunity to receive the most recent updates from clinicians and university students who, without forgetting the “tradition” and therefore the classic concepts of the prosthesis, will share the latest trends and digital techniques that are a current reality and part of the daily life of dentists and dental technicians in the prosthetic field.

The topics that mainly interest the congress are very advanced and concern 360-degree dental rehabilitation, starting from rehabilitation with mobile prosthesis, overdentures on implants, up to fixed implantology and digital workflow—all to provide the latest updates in this field of dental medicine.

A poster session is present at the event, and all participants are given the opportunity to publish their works in this Special Issue.

Prof. Dr. Marco Cicciu
Prof. Dr. Alberto Bianchi
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Keywords

  • prosthetic
  • biomechanics
  • biomaterials
  • rehabilitation
  • parametrical analysis
  • biotechnologies
  • dental implant
  • prosthodontics
  • dental materials
  • digital workflow

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Traditional Removable Partial Dentures versus Implant-Supported Removable Partial Dentures: A Retrospective, Observational Oral Health-Related Quality-of-Life Study
by Gianmaria D’Addazio, Edit Xhajanka, Paolo Cerone, Manlio Santilli, Imena Rexhepi, Sergio Caputi and Bruna Sinjari
Prosthesis 2021, 3(4), 361-369; https://doi.org/10.3390/prosthesis3040032 - 27 Oct 2021
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Removable partial dentures (RPD) are still a valid alternative for the restoration of missing teeth. Additionally, implant-supported removable partial dentures (ISRPD) represent a valid alternative as it allows to avoid the use of clasps and increase stability. The objective of this study was [...] Read more.
Removable partial dentures (RPD) are still a valid alternative for the restoration of missing teeth. Additionally, implant-supported removable partial dentures (ISRPD) represent a valid alternative as it allows to avoid the use of clasps and increase stability. The objective of this study was to evaluate through an OHIP-14 questionnaire the level of satisfaction and quality of life (QoL) of patients treated before RPD and then with ISRPD. Twenty patients were rehabilitated with traditional RPDs, and after one year the prosthesis was modified into ISRPD, by inserting an implant and a ball or locator attachment. At the end of both phases, patients completed the Oral Health Impact Profile (OHIP-14) questionnaire. The collected data were statistically analyzed through the Wilcoxon U test, as overall OHIP score and difference between treatments. The mean of the OHIP summary (range from 0 to 56) in the RPD Group was 20.95 (±5.27). In the ISRPD Group it was 13.95 (±3.91), with a statistically significant difference (p < 0.05) between the two Groups. The same findings were highlighted for the differences between groups in every domain question. Patients showed significant improvements after rehabilitation in all areas of investigation, stating how the transformation of a removable prosthesis into an implant-supported one can improve patients’ QoL with benefits in chewing ability, aesthetics and self-satisfaction. Full article
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